Bourbonnais, Ill. - The IIT
women's soccer recorded an impressive win over a tough Olivet Nazarene
University team on
slow start, the Scarlet Hawks kept the Tigers from capitalizing on any of their
chances, and created many opportunities of their own. The game proved to be much more difficult
than for ONU than in recent years. After
a tough battle for 45 minutes, the game was even, 0-0, at halftime.
five minutes into the second half, Illinois Tech's Angela Khermouch slotted a
ball to Stephanie Salem in the 18 yard box for the first goal of the game. Both
teams picked up the play after this goal with the Scarlet Hawks continued to
press forward and Olivet trying to equalize. The Tigers increase the pressure 5
minutes by leveling the game after a rebound off the crossbar. The game was tied 1-1 with 30 minutes
remaining. However, with 20 minutes to play, Lauren Walters delivered a cross into
Mary McCabe who put the ball past the Tigers' keeper to put the Hawks in the
lead. The Hawks defending well in the
remaining minutes to hold onto the win.
Goalkeeper Lauren McClelland produced a match
winning performance, as she helped keep the ONU
offense out for the majority of the game. The Senior Captain was on form with numerous outstanding saves to guide the Scarlet Hawks to their first ever victory
over the Tigers.
delivered a performance today and fully deserved the win," said Coach Peacock. "We
started slow but got away with it. After
we woke up, we delivered our best performance so far this year. I've
been telling the girls we just need to put a few things right and the wins will
come. Today we got those things right and we got the win. It's great to win against a good program like
ONU. It's evidence that this program is
improving all the time."
Illinois Tech women host NCAA Division II Urbana University at home on Saturday